Birmingham culinary tri-o-umph

The Birmingham Post has reported on the Michelin star hat trick for Birmingham with three restaurants achieving Michelin stars. The achievement of a third star for a Birmingham restaurant makes Birmingham the largest concentration of Michelin starred restaurants outside of London. The announcement was due on Wednesday but the ratings were leaked on the internet and so the restaurants concerned were told of their success on saturday.

Chelmsley Wood burger-flipper turned kitchen maestro Glynn Purnell picks up a deserved star for Purnell’s in Cornwall Street while Luke Tipping, executive chef at Simpsons’ and Birmingham’s king of consistency, ensured the Edgbaston powerhouse maintains a star for the fifth year running.
However, the biggest surprise is unquestionably the triumph of maverick chef Richard Turner, whose namesake restaurant in suburban Harborne is, like Purnell’s, one of 26 new one-star establishments in this year’s guide.

Outside of Birmingham, Ludlow continues it's gastronomic prowess with two restaurants achieving Michelin stars, La B├ęcasse and Mr Underhill’s while Lords of the Manor in Upper Slaughter, Glos. and Mallory Court in Leamington Spa achieve stars.


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